Who doesn't love a new wreath at Christmas? I have been putting out my traditional pine garland wreath for about 7 years now. SEVEN. Yep, I was ready for a change. So, I decided to go bright, bold, and bling-y. I didn't go double, though. One of these is for my neighbor. We may end up with almost-matching doors. Oh well. :) We'll both be bright and bold.
This wreath is made 100% with items available at Walmart. One stop (frugal) shopping for this baby. Ribbon varieties may vary, but I feel certain you can find the rest of the supplies at most any Walmart with a craft and fabric section. If you don't have a Walmart or don't want to brave a trip there during the holidays, I've seen similar supplies to these at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's; and similar ornaments at Dollar Tree and Target.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 yard damask fabric
- Ribbon of choice (yardage varies--2-6, depending on preferred wreath style)
- Foam wreath form
- Flat head sewing pins
- Glittered snowflake ornaments
- Hot glue sticks and glue gun
I chose a black and white nylon damask. The white has a bit of sheen, and the black design is flocked (so a bit fuzzy, like suede.).
These foam wreaths are easy to find and easy to work with. I paid about $7 for one.
This pack of snowflake ornaments was a steal, as you can see. Good ole Wally World.
I bought a few larger ornaments (all about $1 each). I didn't end up using the kind pictured at the top, but you may like it on your wreath. :)
Directions: 1. Cut the fabric into 6-inch strips. Use a sewing pin to pin one end into the foam wreath. Wrap tightly around, overlapping as needed to make a smooth surface. When you run out of fabric, pin another piece and continue until the entire wreath is covered. Finish with a pin.
2. Wrap wreath with ribbon, pinning each end to secure. Here you see two ways of wrapping. A metallic silver ribbon would have been pretty, too, I think.
3. Arrange the snowflake ornaments on the wreaths as desired, then hot-glue in place.
4. Wrap an extra loop of ribbon around the top of the wreath to hang. I secured mine in the back with a pin.
Ta-da! You are done!